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Ford’s first budget hurts residents of Ottawa

OTTAWA — NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, said that Doug Ford’s first budget’s cuts to housing and municipal transit transfers will do a lot of damage to Ottawa. “Across Ontario, we were exp... More

People with disabilities come to Queen's Park for day-long town hall on accessibility

People share frustrations with Ontario’s slow progress on accessibility targets QUEEN’S PARK — People with disabilities are travelling from across the province to the Ontario Legislature on Wednesd... More

Ford government must stop cut to Elder Abuse Ontario: NDP Seniors’ Affairs critic

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden, critic for Accessibility, Persons with Disabilities and Seniors’ Affairs, today asked the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility, Raymond Cho, to fight Finance M... More

Open Letter to Minister Fullerton on Accessibility Services for Post-Secondary Students

Dear Minister Fullerton, Yesterday, you told Global News that you would “have to double check” whether or not accessibility and disability services will be deemed mandatory fees under your governme... More

Delaying disaster assistance is abandoning tornado victims: NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre Joel Harden released the following statement, in response to news reported by CBC that 104 of 111 victims of the tornadoes in the Ottawa-Gatineau region las... More

Ford must eliminate “soul-crushing barriers” to people with disabilities, implement recommendations to the AODA : NDP Accessibility Critic

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden, the Official Opposition critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, released the following statement in response to the Minister for Seniors and Acce... More

NDP Critic for Accessibility implores Ford government to table third review of the AODA

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP Joel Harden, the Official Opposition critic for Accessibility and Persons with Disabilities, today sent an open letter to the Minister for Seniors and Accessibility Raymond C... More

Ottawa parent joins NDP’s Joel Harden at Queen’s Park to resist Conservative cuts to autism supports

QUEEN’S PARK — NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre Joel Harden was joined by a member of an Ottawa family today during Question Period to speak out against the Ford government’s callous cuts to autism servic... More

NDP calls for action on Ottawa police report recommendations

OTTAWA — NDP MPP for Ottawa Centre, Joel Harden, and NDP MPP Laura Mae Lindo (Kitchener Centre), the Official Opposition’s Anti-Racism critic, released the following statement in response to an int... More

Ontario Autism Program

Parents are concerned about the Ford Government's recent changes to the Ontario Autism Program and we have heard your concerns. Click here to see how you can get involved on this issue.  More